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A stencil is a template used to draw or paint identical letters, numbers, symbols, shapes, or patterns every time it is used. Stencil technique in visual art is also referred to as pochoir. Stencils are formed by removing sections from template material in the form of text or an image. This creates what is essentially a physical negative. The template can then be used to create impressions of the stenciled image, by applying pigment on the surface of the template and through the removed sections, leaving a reproduction of the stencil on the underlying surface. Aerosol or painting stencils must remain contiguous after the image is removed, in order for the template to remain functional. Sections of the remaining template which are isolated inside removed parts of the image are called islands. All islands must be connected to other parts of the template with bridges, or additional sections of narrow template material which are not removed.

Rub n Etch Stencils

Rub 'N' Etch Stencils

These stencils are highly detailed One time use stencils that are rubbed down ONLY. To be used with Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream Only.

Peel 'N' Etch Stencils

These Stencils are die-cut 4mil vinyl stencils with moderate detail, that can be used with Armour Etch or Sand Blasted. You can either use a positive or negative image depending on which stencil pieces are removed. Negative artwork should only be used when sandblasting.

Over 'N' Over Stencils

The latest edition to our stencil lines. These are stencils that contain a moderate amount of detail and can be used with Armour Etch or Sand Etch System. This self-adhesive stencil line is re-usable up to 20 times. Just wash the stencil off, pat dry and return stencil to the carrier sheet for use again later!